Dry Creek Vineyards 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley
Item Number: 13 20 521 11
Started back in the early 70's by David Stare, Dry Creek Vineyards is a pioneering winery in this region of Sonoma. Known back in the day for Zin and Sauvignon Blanc they quickly expanded their offerings to excellent Chardonnays and Cabernets. This 2011 Cab is sourced entirely form Dry Creek Valley. 83% Cabernet, 11% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec, fermented 28 days in stainless steel the aged 18 months in French, American and Hungarian oak;30% new. Wine Review Online scored it 94 and it received a Platinum Medal and 94 in the Critics Challenge Wine Competition. They said "It's hardly a surprise that Dry Creek Vineyard should make a dynamite Cabernet at this price. It has long been among the best value wineries in California, consistently turning out wines of superior quality at prices that are modest by comparison to others in the same neighborhood. This one shows intense red fruit character, hints of spice and firm backbone. And it's going to be hard to beat the price with this sort of quality."